Trains could have been the safest way to travel because they run on the rails, a defined path.
But that very path has caused some of the major accidents in the history of transportation. There are multiple types of train accidents and one of the major is a train’s collision with the other.
Yes, it has happened several times in history that two trains come from opposite directions at the same time on the same track and collide with each other. That has caused deadliest accidents claiming several thousand lives.
Eventually train running institutions across the world have designed several train accident prevention systems. One of the most recognised is the “Train Accident Collision System” or TACS, designed by Indian railways.
TACS uses radio frequency and GPS together to prevent train collisions.
The technology is very advanced and promising.
But we can create our own working model of the train accident collision system using Havi Elements too!
Yes, we can use IR sensors to prevent train collisions. Let’s see how.
What will you need?
Power Elements – 2
Motor Elements – 2
IR element pair with 3 pin cable – 2
Flip Elements – 2
Wheels – 4
Geared motors – 2
Double sided tape
Powerbank with USB cable – 2
Step:1 Craft your trains.
Prepare trains using card board or construction papers as per your choice and design thoughts. You can refer to the internet to get the craft paper train ideas.